Kodak recently announced that they are releasing a new sensor, the RVG 5000
. This system is not to be confused with its big brother, the RVG 6000
. It's being marketed as a lower-end option for offices, since the RVG 5000 is claiming 14 lp/mm while the RVG 6000 claims 20+ lp/mm. If you follow my posts online, you know I think the whole lp/mm issue is more fluff than fact, but I still find it interesting that Kodak is offering an option that is inferior to the other one. I have no idea on pricing, but I would hope there is a significant price savings, since there wouldn't be any other reason to get the sensor: it has the same software limitations (only works with KDI software) as the RVG 6000. I'll let you know when I get formal pricing. Kodak is the only company I know of that has ever offered different sensors of various quality...should be interesting to see how this plays out.